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City Trip St. Gallen

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The compact metropolis of eastern Switzerland between Lake Constance and Appenzellerland has a charming, traffic-free old town. Colourfully-painted oriel windows are a town feature. The Abbey precinct with the cathedral and Abbey Library has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage listing.

St. Gallen is modern and cosmopolitan.

The city has a great past. Its name and origins go back to the founding of the monastery by the wandering monk Gallus around the year 612.

You will encounter the past at every turn during a stroll through the enchanting old town: The world-famous bay windows, the cosy alleys, the lively squares with friendly street cafés. The great past created a flourishing present: St. Gallen is modern and cosmopolitan. The imposing baroque cathedral, the heart of the abbey district, watches over the city and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

St. Gallen is an ideal starting point for excursions to Appenzellerland with the Säntis and to Lake Constance. The Lake Constance cycling and inline skating paradise can be reached quickly by train or bike along the Lake Constance Cycle Path. The combination of bike & boat allows for delightful, cross-border tours. For hikers, the bridge trail over 18 bridges in the Sittertobel near St. Gallen is an experience; you can learn a lot of interesting facts about the construction and design of the bridges.

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Textile Museum
St. Gallen, the textile city! In the middle of the old town, the so-called «Palazzo Rosso», built in 1886, which houses the St. Gallen Textile Museum and the Textile Library, welcomes its guests. The house is famous for its exquisite collection of hand and machine embroideries from Eastern Switzerland, late antique textiles from Egypt, lace from the Netherlands, Italy and France, as well as fabric prints, embroideries and fabrics from the Middle Ages to the present from all over Europe. A museum that will amaze you.

Guided tours
Characterised by history and sights worth seeing, the city of St. Gallen invites you to marvel, enjoy and experience. The numerous city tours allow visitors to immerse themselves in a hidden world. The guides from St. Gallen-Lake Constance Tourism show interested visitors very special places, tell impressive stories and captivate them with their knowledge. A journey of discovery that has something for everyone and is the best way to discover the secrets of St. Gallen.

Abbey library
One of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world awaits visitors in the Abbey district. The changing exhibitions of valuable manuscripts and unique items give a lasting impression of St. Gallen's monastic culture. The monastery complex with the Baroque cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historical collections in the Abbey Archives and Abbey Library a UNESCO World Documentary Heritage Site. An unforgettable experience: back to a bygone era!

Pack your bags now, because from Zurich you can be in paradise in less than an hour.



St. Gallen – Hotels and Accommodations

Einstein St.Gallen
St. Gallen
4.5
Einstein St.Gallen

1 night per person in a double room incl. breakfast

from CHF 141.–
Hotel Sorell City Weissenstein
St. Gallen | St. Gallen - Switzerland
4
Hotel Sorell City Weissenstein

1 night per person in a double room incl. breakfast

from CHF 135.–
Radisson Blu Hotel
St. Gallen
4
Radisson Blu Hotel

1 night in a double room with breakfast, per person

from CHF 126.–
Romantik Hotel Metropol
St. Gallen
3
Romantik Hotel Metropol

1 night in a double room with breakfast, per person

from CHF 99.–

St. Gallen – Our personally audited hotels and accommodations in

St. Gallen – Discover

Textile Museum St. Gallen
© St. Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
Textile Museum St. Gallen

St. Gallen, the textile city! In the middle of the old town, the so-called "Palazzo Rosso", built in 1886, which houses the St.Gallen Textile Museum and the Textile Library, welcomes its guests. The house is famous for its exquisite collection of hand and machine embroideries from Eastern Switzerland, late antique textiles from Egypt, lace from the Netherlands, Italy and France, as well as fabric prints, embroideries and fabrics from the Middle Ages to the present from all over Europe. A museum that seduces to amazement.

https://www.textilmuseum.ch


Guided city tours
© St. Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
Guided city tours

Characterised by history and sights worth seeing, the city of St.Gallen invites you to marvel, enjoy and experience. The numerous city tours allow visitors to immerse themselves in a hidden world. The guides from St.Gallen-Lake Constance Tourism show interested visitors very special places, tell impressive stories and captivate them with their knowledge. A journey of discovery that has something for everyone and is the best way to discover the secrets of St. Gallen.

https://st.gallen-bodensee.ch


Abbey Library
Abbey Library

One of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world awaits visitors in the Abbey District. The changing exhibitions of valuable manuscripts and unique items give a lasting impression of St.Gallen's monastic culture. The monastery complex with the Baroque cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historical collections in the Abbey Archives and Abbey Library a UNESCO World Documentary Heritage Site. An unforgettable experience: back to a bygone era!

https://www.stiftsbezirk.ch



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